French society will be stepping off a moral precipice should it decide to starve Lambert to death

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Vincent Lambert case which concerns the withdrawal of food and fluids of a cognitively disabled man, also opens the question of the goals of the euthanasia lobby. Sign the petition: Protect Vincent Lambert’s Life. Kevin Yuill, author of the book Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist …

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Chris Ford: Why I changed my mind on euthanasia.

By Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Chris Ford, a socially left researcher and disability in New Zealand explains why he recently changed his mind on euthanasia. Ford, whose commentary was published on May 27 by Newsroom writes, The turning point for me came about a month ago. I saw the report of a meeting hosted …

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Death by Organ Donation – Euthanizing patients for organs.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition E. Wesley Ely, who, among his other professional accolades, holds The Grant W. Liddle Chair in Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, wrote an insightful article that was published in USA Today titled: Death by organ donation: Euthanizing patients for their organs gains frightening traction. Dr. …

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UN Committee prevents disabled man from being dehydrated to death in France

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The United Nations committee on disability rights is intervening in the Vincent Lambert case in France, asking “France to suspend any decision to withdraw life support,” France24.com reports. Lambert was cognitively disabled in a motorcycle accident injury in 2008. In 2014, his wife petitioned a French …

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Good news: The Nevada assisted suicide bill died a natural death.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Congratulations to the many groups and individuals who worked to defeat Nevada’s doctor assisted suicide bill. SB165 had passed in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee (3 – 2) on March 25 but lacked sufficient votes in the full Senate. A few days ago, the …

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Scotland is being pressured to legalize assisted suicide. They need to care not kill.

By Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Dr. Gordon Macdonald, the parliamentary officer for “Care for Scotland,” wrote an excellent article that was published in the Scotsman on April 19, explaining why assisted suicide should not be legalised. Under the headline “Legalizing assisted suicide is a start of a slippery slope,” Macdonald begins by discussing why …

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Australian Civil Liberties group supports child euthanasia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. Victoria and Queensland are states in Australia. The legalization of euthanasia is being debated throughout Australia. Last year Victoria Australia legalized euthanasia. Similar to Canada, once euthanasia becomes legal people immediately begin to debate the expansion of the law. Felicity Caldwell reported for The …

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Germany’s highest court hears challenge to assisted suicide law

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The assisted suicide issue has been debated in Germany for many years. In recent years Swiss assisted suicide groups have been campaigning for assisted suicide not only in Germany but worldwide. Yesterday, Germany’s Constitutional Court, the nation’s highest court, heard a challenge to the 2015 law …

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French doctor who euthanized his patient cannot return to practice

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Nicolas Bonnemaison, a French doctor who was convicted in 2015 in the euthanasia death of a patient and acquitted in the alleged euthanasia deaths of six other patients, cannot be reinstated in his medical practice. According …

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New Zealand native group rallies against euthanasia bill

By Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. This post combines two items, a story written by Mr. Schadenberg and a press release from the advocacy group “Not Dead Yet.” A rally was held this week at the New Zealand parliament by the Pacific People native group opposing the euthanasia bill. According to a Radio …

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Belgian nurse watched euthanasia turn pain management into a death prescription

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last week The Federalist published an article by Lillian Quinones that is about the experience of a Belgian palliative care nurse. Sadly, this is not a new story but a continuing story. In 2014, I republished an article by Claire-Marie Le Huu-Etchecopar, a French nurse who …

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Terrible decision by Ontario court in food and fluids case

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Several weeks ago the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition announced our intention to intervene in the case of Hannah Cement which was being heard by the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board. The Consent and Capacity Board is a judicial body that was established under the Ontario Health Care …

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